OPPO F5 Youth with 6-inch FHD+ full-screen display, 16MP front camera launched in India for Rs. 16990

OPPO launched the F5, a selfie-focused smartphone with 6-inch full HD+ 18:9 full-screen display last month, and as promised, it has launched the F5 Youth smartphone, a cheaper version of the phone. It has a similar display and comes with A.I. beauty recognition technology that scan 200 facial recognition spots to beautify a selfie shot perfectly and also offers bokeh effect … Continue reading “OPPO F5 Youth with 6-inch FHD+ full-screen display, 16MP front camera launched in India for Rs. 16990”
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Recode Daily: Facebook launched a version of its Messenger chat app for kids who are too young for Facebook

Plus, digital ads beat traditional TV ads for the first time, Netflix will finish Season 6 of “House of Cards” and where Silicon Valley goes to find its soul.

Facebook believes that children are its future, so the company has created a “youth team” of around 100 employees to build products for kids and teens — creating a pipeline for children as young as 6 years old to become regular users. One of the things they’ve come up with is a version of Messenger specifically for kids under 13. Meanwhile the BBC launched a new website to help 9-to-12-year-olds navigate online risks, part of a three-year, $ 45 million investment in children’s programming. [Kurt Wagner / Recode]

Facebook wants to spend a “few billion dollars” for streaming sports rights, and the company is seeking an exec to negotiate with the leagues. In September, the social giant bid $ 600 million to stream cricket matches in India. It didn’t get that deal, but it was a clear sign that Facebook is willing to spend significant money for sports. [Peter Kafka / Recode]

YouTube says it will hire more humans to scour the site for offensive videos. CEO Susan Wojcicki says she will employ more than 10,000 people to do that work next year; that’s a 25 percent increase. Her note comes after a report about YouTube videos apparently targeted toward pedophiles; YouTube spent much of last spring mired in a similar controversy. [BuzzFeed]

It finally happened: Advertisers spent more on digital this year than on traditional TV. In 2017, digital ad spending reached $ 209 billion worldwide (41 percent of the market), while TV brought in $ 178 billion (35 percent); next year, digital ad spending is expected to grow by 13 percent to $ 237 billion. [Peter Kafka and Rani Molla / Recode]

Netflix has reached an agreement to resume production of sixth and final season of “House of Cards,” starring Robin Wright. Production was suspended in October after sexual harassment allegations surfaced against star Kevin Spacey, who will not appear in the last eight episodes of the series. And PBS is replacing Charlie Rose with Christiane Amanpour on “an interim basis”; PBS and Bloomberg severed ties with Rose after The Washington Post and other outlets reported on sexual harassment allegations in Rose’s past. [Todd Spangler / Variety]

In a win for Trump’s White House, the Supreme Court allowed the third version of his travel ban to go into effect while legal challenges continue. The administration can fully enforce its new restrictions on travel from eight nations, meaning that citizens of Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad and North Korea will be barred from entering the U.S. Trump also downsized two national monuments in Utah by two million acres, and gave a full endorsement of Roy S. Moore, the Republican Senate candidate in Alabama embroiled in accusations that he had inappropriate sexual relations with underage girls. [Adam Liptak / The White House]

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There’s no release date for the six-episode season yet, but you can watch all four trailers here.

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Forget Facebook, Amazon or Google. Up-and-coming top tech talent is opting for startups.

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China Has Launched the World’s First All-Electric Cargo Ship

First of Its Kind: Electric Cargo Ship

China is now the proud owner of the world’s first all-electric cargo ship and has already put the vehicle to use. As reported by China Daily, the 2,000-metric-ton ship was launched in the city of Guangzhou last month and runs in the inland section of the Pearl River.

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Constructed by Guangzhou Shipyard International Company Ltd, it can travel 80 kilometers (approximately 50 miles) after being charged for 2 hours. As noted by Clean Technica, 2 hours is roughly the amount of time it would take to unload the ship’s cargo while docked.

Other stats for China’s cargo ship include being 70.5 meters (230 feet) in length, a battery capacity of 2,400 kWh, and a travel speed of 12.8 kilometers per hour (8 mph). It’s definitely not the fastest electric vehicle we’ve seen hit the water, but it’s designed for transporting numerous objects rather than speed.

Oh, the Irony

“As the ship is fully electric powered, it poses no threats to the environment,” said Huang Jialin, general manager of Hangzhou Modern Ship Design & Research Co, the company behind the ship’s design.
“The technology will soon be likely … used in passenger or engineering ships.”

China's all-electric cargo ship. Image Credit: China News/Peng Yonggui
China’s all-electric cargo ship. Image Credit: China News/Peng Yonggui

While the ship is yet another sign of the changes coming to our relationship with fossil fuels, its cargo shows we’re still a ways off from a complete shift. Ironically, the world’s first all-electric cargo ship is being used to move coal, according to Chen Ji, general manger of Guangzhou Shipyard International. Yes, despite generating zero emissions on its own, the cargo ship is still, in a way, contributing to the generation and spread of gas emissions that led to global warming.

It’s still an objectively better scenario that a traditional cargo ship carrying coal, but one can easily see how using clean energy to make coal cheaper misses the entire point of clean energy. Hopefully the electric cargo ship won’t be carrying coal for long, and China can find it better haulage. Perhaps parts for wind turbine construction. Or even additional lithium-ion batteries. Whatever the short-term future holds, we’re seeing more of the means we need to improve in the long-term.

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Honor 7X with 5.93-inch FHD+ full-screen display, dual rear cameras launched in India starting at Rs. 12999

Huawei’s Honor brand just launched the most expected Honor 7X smartphone at a global event in London, as it had promised. It packs a 5.93-inch Full HD+ 18:9 2.5D curved glass display with minimal bezels, is powered by an Octa-Core Kirin 659 processor and has a 16-megapixel rear camera with a 2-megapixel secondary camera along with an 8-megapixel front camera. … Continue reading “Honor 7X with 5.93-inch FHD+ full-screen display, dual rear cameras launched in India starting at Rs. 12999”
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Capcom’s 3DS title ‘Monster Hunter Stories’ has launched for Android in Japan

Monster Hunter Stories initially launched in the US for the Nintendo 3DS only a few months ago. It exists as a spin-off of the popular mainline action-based series Monster Hunter. The gameplay is entirely different than what you would expect of a conventional Monster Hunter title, as you will be fighting monsters through turn-based combat instead of in real time. For the most part, Monster Hunter Stories was well received when it launched on the 3DS, and I see no reason why the title wouldn’t play just as well on Android.

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